COVID-19 Testing Locations

COVID-19 testing is available for people experiencing the following:

  • Pre-procedure testing is needed
  • No symptoms (but you plan to travel, you’ve been exposed, or you want to visit a loved one)
  • Mild symptoms
  • Moderate symptoms
  • Severe symptoms

Which COVID-19 testing option is right for you?

Use the chart below to determine the best and most convenient testing option for you or your loved one.

Testing required for pre-procedure/ surgery*

No Symptoms

Mild Symptoms

Moderate Symptoms

Severe Symptoms

Your doctor or specialist will notify you if testing is required.

You’ve been exposed to someone who’s tested positive for COVID-19

OR

You need a COVID-19 test to travel

OR

You want to ensure you don’t have COVID-19 before visiting with a loved one outside your immediate household

• Cold-like symptoms including headache, congestion, cough, muscle aches, and diarrhea.

• Loss of sense of taste and/or smell.

• Fever that responds to Tylenol or ibuprofen.

• You are not experiencing shortness of breath.

The same symptoms as mild (left) but more severe and/or associated with the following:

• Fever that is difficult to control

• Shortness of breath with exertion

• Symptoms that continue to get worse.

COVID-19: Emergency Warning Signs

• Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

• Persistent pain or pressure in the chest

• Confusion

• Inability to stay awake or wake up

• Bluish lips or face

Option 1:

Pre-Procedural/Pre-Surgical Testing can be completed at Munson Healthcare Laboratory locations

Option 1:

Click here to find a COVID-19 Testing site near you.  

 

Option 1:

Click here to find a COVID-19 Testing site near you. Call your PCP if you test positive.

Option 1: Contact your primary care provider.

Call 911 or Go to your nearest Emergency Room.

 

Option 2:

Purchase a rapid antigen testing kit at a Munson Healthcare pharmacy.

Discuss results with your PCP –  a confirmation test may be required if you test positive.

 

Option 2:

Visit a Munson Healthcare urgent care or walk-in clinic.

 

 

Option 3:

Use Munson Healthcare/LabCorp PCR COVID-19 testing. This option is best if you need a test before traveling.

 

 

 

 

Option 4:

Contact your Primary Care Provider; testing can be completed at some Primary Care practices.

 

 

 

*A doctor’s order is required to complete this testing and should have been provided to you by your doctor’s office.


What is a Rapid Antigen Test Versus a PCR Test?

PCR Tests

A polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test is a molecular test that closely studies genetic material from within a virus particle (usually obtained with a nasal swab). PCR tests are considered to be the most accurate tests available because they’re highly sensitive at detection. The PCR test is often required for travel, as it can detect COVID-19 positivity even without symptoms.

PCR Testing Result Window: PCR tests are sent to a lab and results are typically available within 72 hours.

Antigen Tests

Antigen tests detect specific proteins from a virus particle. They are less sensitive than a PCR test, so results are most accurate when you’re experiencing symptoms. Unlike PCR tests, however, antigen test results are typically available same-day.

Antigen Testing Result Window: Same-day results. With a rapid antigen test, results are generally available within 15 minutes. In some cases, a PCR test will need to be performed after an antigen test to confirm results.

Munson Healthcare performs both antigen and PCR tests – the test that suits you best depends on your reason for testing and as well as your location.

For more testing options, visit the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 testing locator


Questions? Ask-A-Nurse!

If you have questions about COVID-19 symptoms or any other health-related concerns, a Munson Healthcare nurse is standing by to help. Our free Ask-A-Nurse line is staffed by registered nurses daily from 7 am to 11 pm. No insurance is required to use this service. Just call 231-935-0951 at your convenience.